Daily Policy Digest

Tax and Spending Issues

Eliminating Estate and Inheritance Tax is a Serious Option for Reform

Repealing the estate tax in the United States would increase investment, add jobs and expand the economy...

Permanent Solution for the Highway Trust Fund

Members of Congress and the President are pursuing unsound tax policy as a temporary fix to the Highway Trust Fund...

The Cost of the Renewable Fuel Standard to Motorists

Congress has imposed a de facto fuel tax on American motorists by forcing them to consume fuel that is more expensive than gasoline on an energy-equivalent basis...

A Dynamic Analysis of Obama's Budget Proposal Shows Productivity Will Be Disrupted

Obama's 2016 budget proposal ultimately hurts capital formation, productivity, wages and employment across the board, but especially in capital-intensive blue-collar industries...

Rubio-Lee Tax Reform Plan: Good but could be Better

On the bright side, Rubio and Lee's proposal does include attractive pro growth features...

Capital Gains Tax Hikes do not Just Affect the Rich

In today's struggling entrepreneurial climate, policymakers can ill-afford to impose additional taxes on productive workers and small businesses, or reduce the rate of return on capital investment...

Millions of Immigrants could Receive Earned Income Tax Credits for Illegal Work

The Treasury Department has not provided a figure for how much the tax credit will cost American taxpayers...

Dynamic Scoring Is Crucial in Comprehensive Tax Reforms

The primary goal of comprehensive tax reform is economic growth...

American Companies Now Selling to Foreign Investors to Avoid High Corporate Income Tax

The Republican-led Congress could abolish or dramatically lower the corporate tax rate and lower the capital gains tax as incentive for American businesses not to sell their companies to foreign investors...

Eliminating the Deduction for Foreign Reinsurance Premiums Creates More Problems than It Solves

Congress could look to larger reforms that make the U.S. more attractive as a domicile for corporations...


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